Second Wizards player to plead guilty to gun charge

  • Mon Jan 25th, 2010 11:54am
  • Sports

By SARAH KARUSH Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — An attorney for Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton says the player will plead guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge — 10 days after teammate Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge.

Crittenton was charged Monday with two misdemeanors — possession of an unregistered firearm and attempted carrying a pistol without a license.

Crittenton’s lawyer, Peter H. White, says prosecutors plan to drop the second charge if Crittenton pleads guilty. He says Crittenton brought a legally owned, unloaded handgun to Washington “only because he legitimately feared for his life.” He says the player accepts responsibility for his conduct.

Arenas pleaded guilty on Jan. 15 to a felony gun charge connected to a locker-room argument that is believed to have involved Crittenton.